The nursing home I'm considering sending my mom says there are some supplements they can't give, even with the doctor's prescription. Is this correct? How do I determine if they are just wanting simplicity or under the assumption they can't give the supplements when perhaps they can. What regulatory body would be the decider on this? She has been on supplements while I've been caring for her in my home. The nursing home has agreed to give her vitamin D and melatonin but are balking at some of the other supplements I've been giving her. Where can I find the definitive answer on if they are allowed by law or regulation to administer supplements? I was told that they can't give anything that isn't FDA approved, but I didn't think supplements required FDA approval. Yet they said they could give vitamin D for example. In addition, they were telling me if their pharmacy doesn't carry it, they can't give it. One of Mom's medications is specially compounded and not all pharmacies carry it. Can they refuse to administer a doctor-prescribed medication just because their pharmacy doesn't carry it? I'm not even sure who regulates this from the nursing home's perspective. FDA? HHS? Medicare? Though I will certainly pay for the supplements out of my own pocket, they said it is not a payment issue. Any help or direction would be appreciated.